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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 15, 2019.

Several Democrats Walk Out of Hearing to Protest Brett Kavanaugh Vote Scheduled Friday

Several Democrats Walk Out of Hearing to Protest Brett Kavanaugh Vote Scheduled Friday

It’s clear now, if it wasn’t before, that the political theater disguised as a partisan investigation to get to the bottom of sexual assault allegations was a farce, and as such, four Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee walked out of the hearing Friday morning.

According to The Hill, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 09, 2019.

Mitch 'Turtle Face' McConnell Blocks Bill That Could've Reopened the Government

Mitch 'Turtle Face' McConnell Blocks Bill That Could've Reopened the Government

Senate Republicans are willing to die on this hill wall despite years of having complete control of Congress and doing nothing to make it happen. Now, the plan appears to be to continue to hold federal workers hostage until the president gets his way and can hook his Xbox up to the big TV in the living room.

According to the Hill, Democratic Sens. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and Ben Cardin (Md.)...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jan 23, 2019. 11 comments

Is President Willy Wonka Trying to Reopen the Government Chocolate Factory?

Is President Willy Wonka Trying to Reopen the Government Chocolate Factory?

Dueling proposals (read, dicks) are going to be voted on this Thursday as the white men controlling the rest of the planet have reached some sort of agreement that might allow government black folks back to work.

From the Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up two votes for Thursday afternoon, both of which will require 60 votes to advance.

The first vote will be on President...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Nov 15, 2018. 12 comments

Florida Judge Rules in Favor of Counting Votes Because...Football

Florida Judge Rules in Favor of Counting Votes Because...Football

In a win for Florida Democrats, Bill Nelson, the rule of law and common sense, a federal court cited the Constitution and (yes, this is actually true) the NFL rulebook to explain why election officials in the Sunshine State can’t just arbitrarily toss the ballots of eligible voters who voted by mail.

“Consider the game of football,” read the first words of the order from U.S. District Judge...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Nov 07, 2018.

‘It Freaking Matters Today’: Influential Black Women Stress the Importance of the Midterms

‘It Freaking Matters Today’: Influential Black Women Stress the Importance of the Midterms

Fun fact: Despite voting early, I’ve been proudly holding onto my unworn “I Voted, Did You?” wristband for two weeks now, just waiting to wear it on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in solidarity with my fellow voters.

This midterm election is a deeply significant and historic one. We’re no longer speculating on “the lesser of two evils” or making false equivalencies. We know exactly what Trump, his...

Monique Judge Monique Judge Nov 06, 2018. 22 comments

#ElectionEve: My Personal Plea For You To Get Out and Vote Tuesday

#ElectionEve: My Personal Plea For You To Get Out and Vote Tuesday

On the eve of the 2018 midterm election, I wanted to take a moment to urge everyone to get out and take advantage of their right to vote.

I am not going to shame you for not voting. I am not going to threaten you or tell you that you are stupid if you don’t.

I’m just going to explain to you why it’s important.

We have a Congress that needs to be turned on its ear. We need the Democrats to take...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Oct 18, 2018. 14 comments

Cheaters Never Win ... Except When Republicans Suppress The Black Vote

Cheaters Never Win ... Except When Republicans Suppress The Black Vote
“You wanna know why I left the Republican Party as it exists today? Here it is; this was the last straw: I was in the closed Senate Republican Caucus when the final round of multiple Voter ID bills were being discussed. A handful of the GOP Senators were giddy about the ramifications and literally singled out the prospects of suppressing minority and college voters. Think about that for a...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Oct 12, 2018. 8 comments

The Wizard of Voter Suppression: Brian Kemp’s Long History of Making Black Votes Disappear

The Wizard of Voter Suppression: Brian Kemp’s Long History of Making Black Votes Disappear

On Nov. 6, Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams could turn the nation’s political map inside out and become the first black female governor in U.S. history. The mathematics say its entirely possible. The voter enthusiasm is on her side.

There’s only one problem: She’s running against one of the greatest suppressors of the black vote in history.

Brian Kemp has served as Georgia’s secretary of state...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Oct 07, 2018. 22 comments

It's Official: Accused Sexual Predator Brett Kavanaugh Is a Supreme Court Justice

It's Official: Accused Sexual Predator Brett Kavanaugh Is a Supreme Court Justice

Despite several outbursts from protesters, Congress voted 50 to 48 to confirm embattled judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, ending weeks of contentiousness between those who believe sexual assault survivors and those who live and represent states that sought to continue slavery.

“I do not consent, where’s my representation?” one yelled.

“Shame!” yelled another.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Oct 05, 2018. 6 comments

Senate Votes to Advance Brett Kavanaugh Nomination; Key Senators Still Undecided

Senate Votes to Advance Brett Kavanaugh Nomination; Key Senators Still Undecided

Reporters and political pundits are trying to decipher the meaning behind Friday’s procedural votes for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

In what is often routine, the chamber voted 51 to 49 to push Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote. Republicans were rejoicing after securing “the votes of two GOP senators and one Democrat who had not publicly announced their intentions before...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Sep 29, 2018. 16 comments

Senate Republicans Agree to Reopen FBI Probe Into Sexual Assault Claims Against Kavanaugh [Updated]

Senate Republicans Agree to Reopen FBI Probe Into Sexual Assault Claims Against Kavanaugh [Updated]

Senate Republican leaders have just been strong armed into reopening an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, by—and this might be the best part—REPUBLICANS!

Sen. Jeff Flake caused a huge uproar during the closing minutes of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s meeting to send Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to a full...

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Danielle Young Danielle Young Jul 22, 2018. 9 comments

Unfortunately, Michelle Obama is Not Running For President, But She's All About Voting

Unfortunately, Michelle Obama is Not Running For President, But She's All About Voting

Our forever first lady, Michelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama, aka the literal manifestation of black girl magic, and exhibit A-Z of why you should listen to and trust black women, has launched an initiative to encourage the youth to vote. Look at who your president currently is. Voting is important!

November midterm elections are well on their way and Michelle Obama’s PSA, “When We All...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Dec 24, 2017.

107-Year-Old Daughter of a Slave Ready to Cast Her Vote Once More 

107-Year-Old Daughter of a Slave Ready to Cast Her Vote Once More 

Donella Wilson, at 107 years old, has never missed a local or national election since she cast her first vote in the 1940s.

And Wilson, who was born in South Carolina to parents who were former slaves, says she is ready to cast her vote one more time and perhaps make history once again.

“I never thought I would live to see a day like this,” Wilson told WISTV.com. “I’m over 100 years old!”

Wilson...

Oct 04, 2017.

We Are the Future Our Ancestors Fought For

We Are the Future Our Ancestors Fought For

Since Tuesday, I have read countless posts from Facebook friends sharing some of the racist experiences they have endured since Donald Trump was elected president. Many of them express hurt and pure shock at being called the n-word, being told to go back to Africa or Mexico, or being taunted and targeted for how they look and/or for their beliefs.

Take a quick look at Shaun King's Facebook...

Sep 06, 2017.

Legal, Media Experts Say White Supremacists Are Using Trump to Grow Numbers

Legal, Media Experts Say White Supremacists Are Using Trump to Grow Numbers

White supremacists have found their guy. And will stop at nothing to ensure that he is elected.

That was the sentiment expressed during a press call Wednesday in the wake of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments concerning Hillary Clinton and the Second Amendment. Legal, media and academic experts convened to discuss how white supremacists have embraced the Trump campaign...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 22, 2017. 15 comments

Sen. John McCain Came Through and Laid That ‘No’ Down Like ... : A Story Told in GIFs

Sen. John McCain Came Through and Laid That ‘No’ Down Like ... : A Story Told in GIFs

Early Friday morning, the seven-year effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare came to a thundering end—at least for now—when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came through and dropped that no vote down like:

McCain’s unexpected no vote came against the GOP’s “skinny repeal” plan—basically a hodgepodge version of earlier Republican proposals to replace Obamacare—and, as I said, McCain walked up to...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 18, 2017. 19 comments

The Oakland Raiders Are Moving to Nev., and Something Tells Me This Is Going to End Badly 

The Oakland Raiders Are Moving to Nev., and Something Tells Me This Is Going to End Badly 

In a move that appears to have disaster written all over it, the NFL has approved the Oakland Raiders’ move to southern Nevada. Look, I could care less about the fans losing a team, and I could care even less about the new fans gaining a team. I mean, I feel sorry for the loser and happy for the winners, I guess.

But the real story here is that the NFL, which doesn’t have the best track...

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Jason Johnson Jason Johnson Aug 17, 2017. 18 comments

Stop Calling John McCain a Hero for Flying to DC to Kill Other People’s Health Care 

Stop Calling John McCain a Hero for Flying to DC to Kill Other People’s Health Care 

Today, John McCain is doing something “heroic” or “tough” or “badass,” according to a certain echo chamber of political pundits with short memories. After recently being diagnosed with brain cancer, one of a series of ailments that have plagued McCain over the years, he’s decided that today’s health care vote is so important that he had to fly back to Washington, D.C., to be there, recovery...

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Jan 12, 2017.

Sen. Chuck Schumer Will Oppose Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for Attorney General

Sen. Chuck Schumer Will Oppose Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for Attorney General

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has come out against President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), noting that he doesn’t believe Sessions will be willing to go against Trump should the law require he do so.

Schumer released a strongly worded statement noting that the role of attorney general must ensure the rights of all Americans.

“The attorney general of the...

Jan 03, 2017.

House GOP Reverses Vote to Gut Ethics Committee

House GOP Reverses Vote to Gut Ethics Committee

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, 1:08 p.m. EST: Even President-elect Donald Trump thought Republicans focused their attention on the wrong issues after they held a closed-door vote to weaken the independent ethics committee created to keep lawmakers honest. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted:

According to Politico, GOP members heard the president-elect and public's displeasure with their sneaky voting...

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